Wetmore Community Cemetery
About Wetmore Community Cemetery
San Antonio, TX 78217
Wetmore Community Cemetery is a private Christian cemetery located at the corner of Stahl and Higgins Road.
- The deceased body must be of Christian faith.
- The deceased body must be embalmed before burial can take place.
- A concrete liner must be in place at the time of burial.
- We need a copy of the Death Certificate.
- Headstone must be in place within one calendar year of burial.
- Headstone must be purchased from a USA monument company and made of standard quality material.
- Appointment must be made to place headstones for proper alignment and uniformity.
- One permanent vase per gravesite, unless headstone has two (2) permanent vases.
- No glass or metal containers.
- Visitation is from DAWN to DUSK. Any violation may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
- We do not allow double stacking of caskets.
- No lights or other articles will be allowed around gravesites for ease of mowing and to prevent after hour visitation and vandalism.
- Nothing can be added to gravesite. This includes benches, borders, trees, plants and or statues.
- Any unauthorized articles placed on or around the grave site will be removed immediately.
4517 Higgins Rd is on the fence but Google doesn't respond to update requests and we don’t have a business owner.
The GPS to actually update on maps is: 29°34'39.9"N 98°24'04.1"W
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Estimated price list for Wetmore Community Cemetery
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Estimated prices for a Burial Plot for an Adult
Space to bury a single person.
Plot opening and closing
Cost for the cemetery to open a plot for a burial and close it after the fact.
Outer Burial Container
A grave liner that is generally used to prevent the cemetery ground from sinking over time. Many cemeteries require this.
A flat or raised monument containing the person's information.
Grave marker installation
Cost to have a grave marker installed
Tent for service
Use of a tent during a burial.
Covers ongoing cemetery upkeep and maintenance.
Any additional administrative fees that may be necessary.
|Total estimated cost||
$2,300 & Up
Frequently asked questions
Answered by Wetmore Community Cemetery
What's the process to purchase a plot like from Wetmore Community Cemetery?
Mot Questions can be answered at our website but feel free to call Jamie or Nathan and we will meet at WCCI to show plots available. Purchases are bank cashier's check or cash only and a certificate is mailed once paid in full. We require purchaser’s TXDL or ID in order to sign paperwork and take home receipts and bylaws to give copies to show family members.
If immediate burial is required, once paid in full, we mark plot and coordinate/approve the company you hire to open/close and setup or use our pavilion. Funeral homes must contact us and verify authorization to enter. Typically, casket or urn liners can be purchased by companies that provide opening and closing services.
We ask for copies of COD, obituary and I will post memorials on findagrave. Within a year of burial a headstone marker must be placed (or litigation action is taken again the purchaser.) Once headstone is placed, I update photos and GPS for family anywhere in the world to find their loved one.
We hold our annual meeting to all the second Saturday in April at 0930.
Who are the key people at Wetmore Community Cemetery?
2019 Board Members:
Nathan Reeh, President
Jr. Schneider, Vice President
Clarine Syamken, Treasure/Secretary
Debi Reeh, Board Member
Joanie Schneider, Board Member
Jamie Juhl, Board Member
Melford Georg, Honorary Board Member
Lavern Georg, Honorary Board Member
What should people know about when visiting Wetmore Community Cemetery?
As we have all volunteer staff, we cannot be on site like perpetual care cemeteries. We simply ask you to open both gates upon entering and close them if you are the last visitor. We humbly ask you never drive off paved roads. Call if you want to reserve the pavilion. We want you to always visit, show reverence, take only good memories of your loved ones, as many pictures you want, and any trash with you. If you see any acts of vandalism please contact SAPD via 911 and call us. If you wish to volunteer time or do a service project we will gladly accept.
What is the history of Wetmore Community Cemetery?
The Monument Inscription...
Texas Historical Commission - Historic Texas Cemetery - Dedicated 1886
"This historic site is part of the bounty given to Louise Jackson for the supreme sacrifice of her husband, Thomas Jackson, at the Battle of the Alamo."
"The King's Highway passed on the western border of this cemetery which was the burial site for settlers and Indians since the early 1800's."
"Rudolph and Eleanora Reeh, interred here, emigrated from Germany in 1844 and 1845. They were part of the first German immigrants to arrive in Indianola, Texas and were part of the first settlers of New Braunfels. Rudolph Reeh served in the Confederate Army during the civil war."
"Jakob and Mary Goll, interred here, settled in Seay, now Wetmore, in 1846. The Golls were active members of La Villita church. In 1861 Jakob Goll founded the first Hermann Sons Lodge in Texas. Harmonia Lodge #1 is still active in San Antonio." April 21, 2001
What sets you apart from other cemeteries?
We provide Christians with Cemetery Burial Space opportunity for Preplanning purposes or Immediately. For over 100 years, this cemetery has been a Christian faith centered organization. As a Texas Private Cemetery, we decide and reserve the right to refuse service based on other religions. We ask you to please respect this as we respect your right to freely worship to your religion in the United States. Our cemetery is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit and operates solely from volunteer support.
WCCI is a 100% volunteer run organization. We DO NOT GET PAID. This means we have no incentive to upcharge or pressure sales like many “One Stop Shops” or businesses in this field have been known to resort to.
We are not a perpetual care cemetery. We have no office overhead, electricity or water on site minimizing operational costs to you.